I have flies can't get rid of them.no food left out. No fruit. Really

Carole Taurasi
by Carole Taurasi

I have fruit flies and can't get rid of them. I don't even have any food or fruit out.

  6 answers
  • Margaret Margaret on Dec 28, 2017
    treat your drains. that is where they lay eggs .

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 28, 2017
    Fruit flies can be brought into the home with bananas, onions, etc. Try a dish covered in plastic and put a hole in the top so the flies can get in. The mix for the bowl is yeast, a little sugar, warm water, let rise. The smell of the yeast draws them in and they cannot get out. Another solution you could try is apple cider vinegar.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 28, 2017
    Check to make sure they are not coming from houseplants. Also check wherever you keep things like squash and potatoes. At my moms, I couldn't figure out where they were coming from until I checked the closet she keeps her onions, squash and potatoes. One of the potatoes in the bottom of the basket went bad on one end and it was swarming with the little buggers. Put up fly paper, they may be ugly, but they really do help. Pour boiling water down the drains in the kitchen, they are attracted to the moisture that stays in the drains and any residual food in the disposal. Take out your kitchen garbage really frequently until the are gone, as they will get in the garbage and breed. I hope this helps!

  • Cyn27563097 Cyn27563097 on Dec 28, 2017
    i thought the she thing once n eventually found an old banana laying under something! That is the only way the flies will stick around- has to be fruit or something that you just haven't seen. My son's also used to throw food behind a cabinet that I never knew about till years later, lol, hate to admit it- but true. I knew when the one son told me that it was true- cause I knew that was something he would do. I wondered why they were so good about eating everything I fixed for them! Lol